Annette Weißig

International Office
IBC User Office
Research Programmes & International Projects
Phone: +49 351 260 2343

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) announces the HZDR Summer Student Program!

We invite students from all over the world to join our research teams for the period between July and September. Summer students can choose to work and research at any one of the HZDR’s eight individual institutes.  Research at the HZDR has many facets, providing students with the unique opportunity of working in either natural or life sciences while focusing on fundamental or application-driven research or technology development.  Students will be part of an individual research group working on predefined topics.  These groups will include several Young Investigator groups headed by young scientists who are still at an early stage of their career in emerging scientific fields.

All students holding a bachelor’s degree, “pre-diploma” (i.e. Vordiplom), or their equivalent are welcome to apply for an HZDR summer student position.  Summer students will have the opportunity of participating in day-to-day scientific life at the HZDR while being an integral part of their scientific research groups.  The tasks which will be assigned to the summer students will range from hands-on operations in the labs to data analysis, scientific computing, and theoretical science.  English will be the language of communication at the workplace which is why all applicants need to speak fluent English. Together with the supervisors of their summer project, students can decide to stay at the HZDR between 8 to 12 weeks. The recommended duration is 8 weeks, however also requests of shorter and longer stays are considered. Participants have to take part in the entire lecture period (29.07.-30.08.). 

The number of students admitted to the program is limited to 15.  Applicants will be selected on the basis of their CV, their academic record, and the letter of recommendation written either by a professor, group leader, or scientist capable of evaluating the applicant’s scientific skills and achievements.  The application documents should be sent by regular mail to the HZDR.  A selection committee consisting of the HZDR research group leaders will evaluate all applications.  The committee will also select the supervisors applications on the basis of the interests they expressed in their application. Please proceed to the application process.

The students will receive the following scientific and financial support:

  • Lectures will be  between July 29 and August 30,
  • Individual discussions and meetings with their supervisors
  • The opportunity of talking about their overall performance at the end of their stay
  • Free accommodation during their stay
  • Free season ticket for local traffic during their stay
  • Grant of 36 Euros per day